Dynamics and Vibration Analyses of Gearbox in Wind Turbine

  • Qingkai Han
  • Jing Wei
  • Qingpeng Han
  • Hao Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Qingkai Han, Jing Wei, Qingpeng Han, Hao Zhang
    Pages 1-7
  3. Qingkai Han, Jing Wei, Qingpeng Han, Hao Zhang
    Pages 9-42
  4. Qingkai Han, Jing Wei, Qingpeng Han, Hao Zhang
    Pages 43-51
  5. Qingkai Han, Jing Wei, Qingpeng Han, Hao Zhang
    Pages 71-75
  6. Qingkai Han, Jing Wei, Qingpeng Han, Hao Zhang
    Pages 77-90
  7. Qingkai Han, Jing Wei, Qingpeng Han, Hao Zhang
    Pages 117-117
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 119-164

About this book


This book explores the dynamics and vibration properties of gearboxes, with a focus on geared rotor systems. It discusses mechanical theories, finite-element based simulations, experimental measurements and vibration signal processing techniques.

It introduces the vibration-resonance calculation method for the geared rotor system in wind turbines and load sharing of the planetary gear train, and offers a method for calculating the vibrations of geared rotor systems under either internal excitations from gear sets or external loads transferred from wind loads. It also defines and elaborates on parameter optimization for planetary gear systems based on the torsional dynamics of wind-turbine geared rotor systems. Moreover, it describes experimental measurements of vibrations on the wind-turbine gearbox performed on the test rig and on site, and analyzes the vibration signals of different testing points, showing them in both time and frequency domains. Lastly, it lists the gear coupling frequencies and fault characteristic frequencies from the vibrations of the gearbox housing.

The technologies and results presented are valuable resources for use in dynamic design, vibration prediction and analysis of gearboxes and geared rotor systems in wind turbines as well as many other machines. 


Gearbox in wind turbine Geared rotor system Model of torsional dynamics Parameter optimization Load-sharing of planetary gear train Whole gearbox finite element model Vibration signal analysis nonlinear signal processing vibration fault diagnosis

Authors and affiliations

  • Qingkai Han
    • 1
  • Jing Wei
    • 2
  • Qingpeng Han
    • 3
  • Hao Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.Dalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.Chongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  3. 3.Shanghai Electric Power UniversityShanghaiChina
  4. 4.Dalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2746-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2747-5
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